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Larissa L. McWhinney - Freelance Article Writing & Technical Writing
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Larissa is an exceptional creative and analytical writer. She also edits text and assists authors with projects in progress. Larissa has a BA and MA, and several years of experience in a wide range of subjects.
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Priscilla Lancaster - Freelance Art & Real Life Painting
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As an artist, my main goal is to create art work that reflects the details we often overlook in the human existence. I specialize in painting and drawing humans and the details of what makes the human skin, body ,mind and soul beautiful and vulnerable. In focusing on texture I build up various mediums to create a realistic effect that goes beyond what our human eyes are capable of seeing. My favorite mediums are watercolor and color pastel. However I experiment with Indian ink, acrylic paint and oil Paint for a layered effect. Focusing on the innermost parts that make a structured human figure drives me in the creative process. The small details and patterns of the human are very important in the finished product of the piece . In addition my artwork can be taken in abstract dimensions because of the many techniques and textures used to create the the finished product. In all I aim to bring about emotion and depth in my artwork that may help the viewer to see how fragile, beautiful and unique we are. We are all master pieces that contain flaws and marks that should be examined with a keener eye. I can create any commissioned art piece.Looking for that perfect painting?I can make your idea's come to life in my paintings.
Santa Monica, California, United States
Jennifer McCue Photography - Freelance Wedding Photography & Portrait Photography
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en is a local Hervey Bay photographer, specialising in weddings, newborn, baby, maternity, child and family photography in Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Wide Bay and the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Jen’s style is natural, fresh and pretty. As a natural light photographer Jen’s style is part lifestyle photography, combined with classic props that enhance your session. With over ten years experience as a professional photographer, quality and attention to detail are very important at Jennifer McCue photography. After relocating to Hervey Bay at the start of 2012, Jen loves all that Hervey Bay offers.
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
Laural Seither - Freelance Article Writing & Writing
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Objective: To acquire writing position to contribute content Education: High school diploma – Red Wing High School – Graduated 1997 Earning Diploma for creative writing – Stratford Career Institute now Experience: Cat examiner journalist www. Examiner.com Content provider Yahoo.com Content provider Textbroker.com Other Information: Have written a book working on publishing it. Have poem published in a book in the library of congress. Run a writers group at Proact.org a workplace for individuals with disabilities. Writer article for the group newsletter “The Write Stuff”. Was at one point in time certified in written English.
Hopkins, Minnesota, United States
Amy Bock - Freelance Brochure Design & Digital Art
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A M Y B O C K | 38 Bloomer Road | Ridgefield, CT 06877 T: 203.431.1357 | E: arbock@aol.com | www.amybock.com SKILLS Digital illustration, information graphics, illustration assignment, staff management. Art Direction, graphic design, production, layout, photo–editing, photography assignment. Experienced user of the following software: Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Photoshop and Painter on a Macintosh platform. EXPERIENCE Editorial and Technical Illustration: National Association of Realtors, Graphic Arts Monthly, Inside Counsel Magazine, Northwestern Alumni Magazine, Shopping Centers Today, Air Age Publishing Medical: Cooper Surgical; Book illustration, information graphics Book and Greeting Card Illustration: Bird & Bee Designs, Nobleworks, Woodburn Press, and Thomas Nelson Publishing. E-now Magazine: Creation of new four-color magazine; art direction, design and illustration. Input/Output Magazine: Creation of new four-color magazine; art direction, illustration Digital Design & Production: Creation of four-color magazine; art direction, illustration Digital.com: Creation of four-color supplement. Hitting Color: Creation of four-color supplement. Quick Print Products: Redesign of four-color magazine Allure: Promotion and advertising design Digital On-Demand: Start-up newsletter design and art direction Graphic Arts Monthly: Art direction of promotional materials and advertisements Graphic Arts Monthly: Art Direction, of four-color magazine School Library Journal: Art Direction, of four-color magazine Interior Design Magazine: Design and production of special issue Mademoiselle: Promotion and advertising design Cahners Publishing: (Creative Services Department) Design and production of various marketing, promotional and advertising projects Chemical Engineering: Infographics Morgan Stanley: Design and production for various projects Walt Disney & Co.: Charts and graph design for slide presentation Tiffany & Co.: Illustration and design for several silk scarves, ties and porcelain boxes, graphic design for various projects American Baby: Design, production and illustration American Tourism Society: Art direction, design and production of logo design, stationery system and business cards American Express: Art direction, design and production for several brochures Revlon: Design of point of purchase display and comprehensive execution Cahners Publishing: Art Direction and production management for special section in Fine Dining Magazine. Designed prototype for new magazine—Physicians Placement Advisor. Modern Bride: Art Direction and design for special advertorial section Prescriptives (Esteé Lauder): Production for packaging and promotional items. Torrisi Design: Photo Editing, production for annual reports and catalogs. McClanahan & Co.: In charge of assigning illustrations and production management for children’s textbooks Modern Bride: Associate Art Director (freelance), Responsible for art direction of travel section, design of fashion and other editorial pages. Managed closings of issues, which included overseeing the flow of layouts from the Art Department to the Production Department, and managing three staff members Design and production for the following magazines: Redbook, Skiing, Metropolis, Unique Homes; Design studios: Soha in Soho, Wave Design; Corporate: Coopers & Lybrand Modern Bride: Art Assistant (staff position) Design of editorial pages and production. EDUCATION Various courses; Computer Graphic Design, Graphic Design, and Illustration: New School for Social Research Parsons School of Design The School of Visual Arts New York MacUsers Group Stage Design: Polakov Pratt Institute Major: Drawing/Painting; BFA Graduated with Honors University of Vermont Major: Fine Art OTHER Fine Art exhibited at Silverine Guild of Artists, Art of the Northeast, Galleria D’Arte Ridgefield, CT, Eastmont Framing and Gallery, Easthampton, MA, Red Fox Gallery, Wilton, CT. Selected to exhibit at Artwalk, Ridgefield 2008, and for fine arts juried show exhibit at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists 2001 and 2002. Artwork featured in Ridgefield Magazine, March/April 2005, SBS Digital Design Magazine, June 2004 and Discover Magazine, 1993. Member of the National Assocation of Women Artists. Custom carpet design for Cabin Crafts Custom Crafted Rugs, floor cloth and rug design for private clients Special Props Artist for “The Goblin Market” Circle in the Square Theatre, NYC Scenic Design and Scenic Artist for several theatrical productions. Mask design and construction. Internship with Karl Eigsti, Broadway Set Designer
Middlebury, Connecticut, United States
B. Scott Cornejo - Freelance Creative Writing & Ghostwriting
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I have been writing privately for some time now, about four years. I have self-published a number of poems online as well as a few short stories. I love to write and I put my utmost importance on presenting professional work.
Fresno, California, United States
David Mitzel - Freelance CAD & Drafting
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13 years Computer Aided Design and Drafting experience utilizing AutoCAD, Solid Works, and Inventor to create 3D solid parts, assemblies, and generate detailed drawings of automatic or manually controlled plumbing systems for high purity gases and chemical processes, formed and welded sheet metal and plastic enclosures, support brackets, CNC machined parts, structural steel support weldments, and electrical controllers. Create conceptual P & ID and electrical drawings as basis for complex assembly designs for RFQ submittals and customer approvals, research and select all parts and materials, generate complete Bill of Materials documentation for purchase and complete drawing package release for fabrication by manufacturing floor, outside vendors, end customers, or onsite facility contractors. Working knowledge of ANSI and ISO Drafting Standards, Welding Symbols, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing – ASME Y14.5M-1994, Manufacturing and Machine Shop practices, Hazardous location classifications and NEMA ratings for enclosures, and UL and CE rated components. Excellent ability to work as part of a Project Team assigned tasks to complete and as equally strong becoming the Project Team Leader generating the schedule and assigning tasks to maintain adherence to Project scope. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Education A.A.S. Engineering Design & Graphics Degree, June 1997 Linn Benton Community College Albany, OR A.A. Transfer Degree, Central Oregon Community College Bend, OR Career History Nuance Systems, Inc Portland, OR Aug 2010-Oct 2011 Plumbing/Mechanical CAD Designer (Contract position) Maintained all engineering documents for all products built per customer requirements and created new product versions per customer purchase order. Designed 3D Solid Model Assemblies of High Purity Gas, Solvent, and Chemical Distribution Cabinets, VMB's, Supply skids, and Electro-Mechanical Systems. Utilized AutoCAD 2011-2012 to produce 3D solid model parts and assemblies and create complete fabrication drawing packages. Responsible for research, selection, and implementation into designs of all mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic parts; including pressure, temperature, flow and load sensors or switches. Concept Systems, Inc Albany, OR Oct 2005-Sep 2008 Electrical Controls Designer/Drafter Use AutoCAD Electrical 2007 thru 2009 to design and draft electrical controls drawing packages including: power distribution, PLC, VFD, and HMI enclosures, junction boxes, and control stations. Use engineer provided bill of materials and rough layouts to generate a complete print package that follows either company or customer set standards. Use SolidWorks 2006 to create parts, assemblies and detailed drawings when required by in house engineers or customers for projects. Process Tube Systems, Inc Wilsonville, OR Sep 1999-Oct 2005 Design Team Manager Designed 3D Solid Model Assemblies of High Purity Gas, Solvent, and Chemical Distribution Cabinets, VMB's, Supply skids, and Analytical systems. Utilized AutoCAD 2004 and Pro/Engineer 2000i² to produce 3D solid model parts and assemblies for fabrication drawing packages. Responsible for research, selection, and implementation into designs of all mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic parts; including pressure, temperature, flow and load sensors or switches. Perform Field Engineering duties to support in house sales and marketing and help to ensure that all of the customer’s product specifications, needs, and expectations are always met. Trained and Managed Engineering Designers and Drafters, Redlined and reviewed all designers drawing packages for adherence to ANSI and Company standards and manufacturing practices. Safari Motor Coaches Harrisburg, OR April 98 - Sep 99 Design Engineer Created 3D AutoCAD 2000 solid models from all original 2D drawings and drafted new 3D drawings for each entire Coach Model type. Created ECO forms, updated BOM and issued revised drawings to manufacturing Worked in conjunction with engineering team to support all manufacturing departments and help maintain and ensure customer satisfaction through production of a quality coach. Communicated and coordinated with other SMC companies engineering departments statewide to maintain company and CSA standards. Verteq Systems Automation, Corvallis, OR July 97 - April 98 Design Support Engineer Designed and Drafted AutoCAD 3D Plumbing and Mechanical assemblies of Semiconductor Wet Benches. Created detailed 2D drawing packages from AutoCAD 3D solid assemblies for manufacturing. Maintained and revised all existing AutoCAD 3D solid models for all company products. Worked with Engineers, Marketing, and Manufacturing in Product development teams to maintain and improve on existing product designs, as well as develop future concepts Software used AutoCAD releases 12 – 2012, AutoCAD Electrical 2006-2007, SolidWorks 2005-2006, Inventor 8.0, and Pro/E 2000 and 2000i². Working knowledge of AutoCAD Autolisp Customization and file transfer setup for .stp, .iges, .sat, and AutoCAD .dxf and .dwf file extensions. Microsoft Office 2000-2007 Excel, Word, Outlook, and Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP Professional and Windows 7 Professional operating systems. Adobe Acrobat X (10.0) PDF Writer & Reader, Illustrator 9.0, and Photoshop 7.0
Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Stephanie Tipton - Freelance Fashion Illustration & Product Illustration
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Stephanie Tipton stef422@gmail.com Qualifications 14 years experience in graphic design, fashion and home décor industries. As a Design Artist I produce technical drawings, garment sketches, art for fabric prints, embroidery, appliqué, screen print, placement print, bead work, sequins and laser design. I maintain production records using product lifecycle management software, correspond with vendors and factories about design and garment production, work with fashion designers and fashion houses to produce highly customized products. I also create designs for labels, tags, gift cards, specification manuals, store signage, catalogs. I am proficient using the following computer programs: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite and Quark. Additional skills include illustration (both hand and computer), package design, print set up, advertising, web design, and marketing experience. Education Information Technology – Visual Communication University of Phoenix - Online Advertising and Graphic Design, AAS McDowell Technical Community College 4.0 GPA, Presidents List 8 Semesters Statistical Process Control Clemson University Extension Program Environmental Science University of North Carolina at Asheville Dale Carnegie Management Asheville, North Carolina Student Mentor Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College ASCP certification CLA & MLT Relevant Experience – 14 years Design Artist, 2006- Present Bon Worth, Hendersonville NC Graphic Designer / Illustrator, 2013-present Windswept Marketing, Asheville, NC Graphic Designer, 2013-present GolfSkor, Asheville, NC ?Adjunct Multimedia Instructor, Flash and Director, 2003-2005 McDowell Technical Community College, Marion NC Illustrator, Product/Packaging Designer, 2002-2005 Manual Woodworkers and Weavers, Hendersonville NC Illustrator, Baby Bedding, 2004-2006 Regal, Johnston SC Graphic Designer, 2000-2002 EB Wall and Associates, Lenoir NC Graphic Designer, 1999-2001 McDowell News, Marion NC Intern, 1999-2000 Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory, Asheville NC Additional Experience Clients include national and local clothing, baby bedding, furniture, medical, banking, religious, theatrical, arts and adhesives manufacturers. Print and web design, identity systems, logo development, packaging, annual reports, catalog, national furniture ads, magazines, newsletters, and CD design. 14 years Supervisory Experience in Manufacturing as a Quality Control Manager for a large dairy processing facility. Continuing Education: Adobe Photoshop Certification Adobe Illustrator Certification Adobe Flash Certification Garment Construction & Design Floral Design Ceramic Design Notary Public Course & certification Small Business Administration Certification Selling on EBay I & II Amazon Web Store Set up & Maintenance To view portfolio click http://stephanietipton.carbonmade.com/projects/3094509#1
Marion, North Carolina, United States
Salem Aweiss - Freelance Arabic Translation & Translation
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SALEM I. AWEISS Present Address Permanent Address: Language Center 781 Mahogany Lane Building 240, Rm. 212 Sunnyvale, CA Stanford University USA Stanford, CA 94305, USA E-mail: siaweiss@stanford.edu, salema52@yahoo.com Education Ph.D. 1993: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Educational Studies. M.A. 1989: Ohio University, Athens, OH, Applied Linguistics. B.A. 1975: American University of Beirut, Lebanon, TESL/TEFL and Teaching Diploma. Employment • August 2005- present, Division of Cultures, Literatures and Languages/Language Center, Stanford University, Lecturer (AFL). • Summer 2006, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Summer School. • Summers 1995 and 2005, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. Foreign Languages Summer Program, Faculty member. • Summer 2004, University of Maryland. Foreign Languages Summer Program, Faculty member. • August 2002- May 2005, Department of African and Asian Languages, University of Florida, Lecturer. • 1999-2002, United States Geological Survey, Project Facilitator, Educational materials writer/curriculum designer (special contract). • 1995-2001, Department of Education and Psychology, Birzeit University, West Bank, Assistant Professor. • 1995-2001, Graduate School, Birzeit University, Faculty Member, MA Program in Education (Program Coordinator 1996-1998). • 1997-2001, Pedagogical Center, Israeli Ministry of Education and Municipality of Jerusalem, teacher Trainer (part-time). • 1993-1995, Department of Near Eastern, Judaic, and Hellenic Languages (NJH), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Lecturer/Coordinator (Individualized Learning Center). • 1992 & 1994, Lecturer and teacher trainer, National Language and Culture Institute (summers), The Ohio State University/NJH. • 1989-1993, Department of NEH, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Graduate Teaching Associate. • 1993-1995, Department of Modern Languages, Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Instructor (part-time). • 1987-1989, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Graduate Teaching Associate. Publications Books 1. Co-author, “Social Identities of Young Jews, Arabs and Palestinians, First Edition, The Harry Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace/The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2001. 2. Co-author, “Bridges over Troubled Water: A Comparative Study.” Greenwood Publishing Group, West Port, CT., October 2004. Articles in Referred Journals Submitted for Publication: 1. Salem Aweiss, et. al., Standards-based curriculum at a Research University. Al-Arabiyya Journal (Publication of American Association of Teachers of Arabic), Vol. 44 (2011). 2. Teacher Competencies for the 21st Century: The case of Heritage Language Teaching. Journal of Heritage Language Learning, UCLA. Published 1. Aweiss, S. Culture of Peace and Education: The Palestinian context. In E. Mathews, (Ed.), The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Parallel discourse, Routldge, 2010. 2. Aweiss, S. Assessment in Foreign Language Education. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Journal, pp. 67-87. De Paul University, 2009, (In Arabic). 3. Moore, D. and Salem Aweiss. Strategies of Constructing Social Identities in conflict-Ridden Areas: The Case of Young Jews, Arabs and Palestinians. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2 – 26, March, 2008. 3. Comprehensive Educational Reform. Journal of the Association of Arab Universities (Education and Psychology), Vol. 3(2), pp. 49-77, 2005. 4. Critical Review of Practices in Educational Research: Statistical Analyses (in Arabic). At-Tarbiah (Education Journal), Vol. 146, pp. 142-154, National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Doha, Qatar, 2004. 5. Confronting History’s Interpretive Paradox: Investigating the Past and Practicing History in School. International Textbook Research Journal, 25, pp. 319-342, December 2003. 6. Moore, D. & Aweiss, S. (2003). Outcome Expectations in Prolonged Conflicts. Sociological Review, Vol. 73(2), pp. 190-211. 7. Rethinking Teacher Development: The Case TEFL (in English). At-Tarbiah, Vol. 143 (Education Journal). National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Doha, Qatar, 2002. 8. Moore, D. & Aweiss, S. (2002). Hatred of “Others” among Jewish, Arab and Palestinian students in Israel. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, Vol. 2(1), 1-22. 9. Education for Peace: Vision and Reality. Palestine-Israel Journal, Vol. VIII (2), 41-45, 2001. 10. Educating for the Future: Dimensions and Implementation of Multicultural Education. Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics, and Culture, Vol. 3(1), 71-75. 1996. 11. Cooperative Language Learning: Conditions for productive Group Interaction. HANDS ON Language, Vol. 7, 23-28. 1995. 12. Situating Learning in Technology: The Case of Computer-mediated Reading Supports. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 23 (1), 63-74. 1994. 13. Cognitive Processes in Second and Foreign Language Reading: Reasoning Operations, Knowledge Sources, and Strategy Use. Al-Arabiyyah Journal, 26,1-17, 1993. Work in Progress 1. Empirical investigation of the Effect of Using Morphemic and Contextual Strategies on the Learning of New Vocabulary and on Reading Comprehension (final stages). . 2. Teachers’ Beliefs: Teaching and Learning (data collected from college instructors in 6 languages (Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Italian). Data analysis in progress. ERIC Documents 1. Meaning Construction in Second and Foreign Language Learning. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 360 850, 1993. 2. Verbal Protocol Data as a Reliable Source of Information About the Reading Behavior and Cognitive Processes. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 360 851, 1993. 3. The Effects of Computer-Mediated Reading Supports on the Reading Comprehension and Reading Behavior of AFL Learners. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 366 218, 1994. 4. Comprehension Assessment Measures in Second and Foreign Language Reading. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 366 225, 1994. Yearbooks and Proceedings of Conferences 1. Arabic Heritage Learners in Academic Settings: Analysis of Linguistic Features. National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA, pp. 1-28. January 2010 2. Assessment in Language Education. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Journal. De Paul University, 1-18, 2009. 3. Assessment in Language Education. First National Arabic Language Teaching Conference, De Paul University, June, 2009. 4. Educational Reform: Theory into Practice. In Educational Reform in Palestine: Visions and Horizons, pp. 11-19. Educational Network, Ramallah, 1999. 5. Teachers’ Professional Development: A Re-Examination in an Era of Reform. International Yearbook on Teacher Education, Vol. II, 1997, pp. 347-362. 6. Second and Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Assessment: The Recall Protocol Revisited. In W. Hatfield (Ed.), Visions and Reality in Foreign Language Teaching: Where we are, Where we are Going. pp. 123-37. Norwood, Ill.: National Textbook Company. 1993. 7. Investigating the Role of Students’ Perceptions of Study Strategy and Personal Attributes in Strategy Use. In Perspectives in Foreign Language Teaching, Vol. VII. pp. 33-56, Youngstown State University, 1993. Standards Documents, Reports and External Evaluation 1. Arabic Standards for Year 3 and Year 4 (2011). 2. Education Reform in Post-Accord Palestine: A Synthesis of Palestinian Perspective (external reviewer/referee) 2009. 3. Final Report/External Evaluation: Children’s Tolerance Education Program in the Southern Caucuses. USAID/Swiss Development and Cooperation, Feb. 2006. 4. Final Report # 3: Analysis and Evaluation of the First Palestinian Curriculum. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)/US Public Affairs Office), April 2005. 5. Final Report # 2: Analysis and Evaluation of the First Palestinian Curriculum. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)/US Public Affairs Office), April 2004. 6. Final Report # 1: Analysis and Evaluation of the First Palestinian Curriculum. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)/US Public Affairs Office), March 2003. 7. Level of Achievement in EFL for 5th Graders in Palestine, 1999-2000. Assessment and Evaluation Center, Palestinian MOE, December, 2002. 8. Evaluation of Peace Education Programs (Palestinian Sector). IPCRI, 2002. Conference Presentations To be presented: 1. Assessing Proficiency at the Superior and Distinguished Levels: Psychometric Challenges. ACTFL 2011 Convention, Denver, CO, Nov. 18-20, 2011. Presented: 2. The OPI and WPT as Formative Evaluation Tools. 5th Heritage Language Summer Research Institute, UCLA, June 26-July 1, 2011. 3. Participatory Action Research: Empowerment and collective reflection on learning and teaching. American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) Panel, MESA Annual Conference, Nov. 2010, San Diego, CA. 4. Emerging Issues in Heritage Language Learning: Teacher education and professional development. Georgetown University Round Table, April 12-14, 2010. 5. Heritage Language Learners: Confronting the Challenges. First International Conference on Heritage Community/Languages, UCLA, Feb. 19-21, 2010. 6. Towards Participatory Evaluation Models of FL Programs: The Value of Evaluative Thinking. Presented at the Arabic LEARN Conference at USNA, Annapolis, MD., February 19-21, 2009. 5. Measuring and Assessing the Distinguished Level: Challenges and Promising Avenues. Presented at the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers’ 6th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning Languages to Near-native Abilities. Maritime Institute Conference Center, Linthicum, MD, December 6-7, 2008. 5. Interactive teaching and active learning: The role of measurement and assessment, National Arabic Language Conference, De Paul University, Chicago, ILL. June 13-15, 2008. 6. Teacher Certification: The post-baccalaureate alternative: Panel sponsored by MoE, Ramallah, August 2006. 7. Preparing Teachers for Peace Education: The case of Palestine (invited talk); Center for Ed. Technology (CET), The Open University, August 2006). 8. Instructional Strategies in Content-Based Instruction: The case of Arabic as a foreign language. Presented at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Conference “Meeting the Challenges of Classroom Implementation.” Monterey, CA, May 18-22, 2005. 9. Distance Learning and Classroom Instruction: Implications for the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL). Presented at the 8th LCTL Conference, Madison, WI. April 15-17, 2005. 10. The Effect of Using Morphemic and Contextual Strategies on the Learning of New Vocabulary and on Reading Comprehension of Readers of Arabic as a foreign language. Presented (poster session) at the 8th LCTL Conference, Madison, WI. April 15-17, 2005. 11. Storytelling in Education: A Vehicle for Curriculum Integration. Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling, Self and Society, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, March 4-6, 2004. 12. Civic Education Curriculum: The Palestinian Context. Presented at the International Conference on Civic Education, New Orleans, LA, November 17-19, 2003. 13. A Critical Review of the Palestinian Curriculum: Tolerance and Peace Education, Paper presented at the G. Ekhart Institute, Braunschweing, Germany, Dec. 7-10, 2002. 14. Hatred and Intolerance in Unjust Situations. Paper presented at the VIII Conference on Social Justice and Social Exclusion, Rishon Lezion/Tel Aviv (International Society for Justice Research), Sep. 18-21, 2000. 15. Teaching Cognitive and Meta-cognitive Reading Strategies. Paper presented at the First Conference on Teacher Training Competencies. Pedagogical Center, the Ministry of Education in Israeli, Jerusalem, April 2002. 16. Patterns of Meaning Construction by Readers of Arabic as a Foreign Language. Presented at the APETAU First International Conference, Amman, Jordan, 28-30 August 2000. 17. Transforming the EFL Classroom: Integrating technology into teaching. Presented at the Sixth EFL skills Conference: Challenges for Y2K, The American University in Cairo, January 25-27, 2000. 18. Enhancing Critical Thinking in the EFL Classroom. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Symposium of the PATEFL. Jerusalem University, April 23,1999. 19. Critical thinking in the curriculum: A Critical Reflective Review. Presented at the 2nd. Annual Conference on Education, (UNRWA/Ramallah). April 8,1999. 20. Educational Reform: Theory into Practice. Presented at the First Conference on Education, November 26, 1998. Sponsored by Educational Network, Friends School, Ramallah. 21. The Future of Teacher Training Programs in the Arab World. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Deans of Colleges of Education in the Arab World. Doha, State of Qatar, Sept. 27-30, 1998. 22. Teaching Language as Communication. Paper presented at the III PATEFEL Conference, Hebron University, April 24,1998. 23. The School Principal as an In-house Supervisor. Educational Center, Al-Bireh Municipality, July 19, 1997. 24. Interactive Teaching Strategies: A Cognitive Perspective. Presented at The First Educational Conference on Elementary Education (UNRWA/Ramallah). May 1-2, 1997. 25. Enhancing Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills in the Language Classroom. Presented at the Third IATEFL Conference. Bethlehem University, 28 March 1997. 26. Teachers’ Professional Development: A Re-Examination in and Era of Reform. Presented at the 43rd International Council on Education for Teaching World Assembly, Amman, Jordan, 16-21 December, 1996. 27. Exemplary Curriculums for the 21st Century. Presented at The Second International Conference on Palestinian Studies (Palestinian Curriculum Development Center) December 13-15, 1996. Birzeit University. 28. Cognitive Constructive Activity: An Alternative Assessment measure of Listening Comprehension. Presented at The Third EFL Skills Conference, American University of Cairo, 3-5 December, 1996. (Presented on behalf of author by a panel member). 29. Listening Comprehension Instruction in the EFL Classroom: A Strategies Approach. Presented at The Third EFL Skills Conference, American University of Cairo, 3-5 December, 1996. (Presented on behalf of author by a panel member). 30. Anchored Instruction: The Case of Teaching on the Internet. Paper presented at the Birzeit University Workshop for the Improvement of Instructional Practices. Birzeit, June 4, 1996. 31. Professional Development of the Second/Foreign Language Teacher Through Reflective Teaching. Paper presented at the Second Annual Symposium of IATEFL-Palestine. Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine, April 19, 1996. 32. Meaning Construction Processes in Reading Foreign Languages. Paper presented at the MESA 1995 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 7-10 Dec. 1995. (Read on behalf of author). 33. Code-switching Patterns and Linguistic Constraints: The Case of Arabic-English Bilingualism. Paper presented at the Ninth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, March 10-12, 1995. 34. Engaging Students in Learning: Teaching and Assessing for Understanding. Paper presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics in Long Beach, CA., March 25-28, 1995 (Read on behalf of the author by panel member). 35. Language and Culture in the Foreign Language Textbook: Socio-cultural, Socio-linguistic, and Curriculum Design Perspectives. Paper presented at the Conference on “Islamic and Arabic Studies in American Universities” sponsored by the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America, Fairfax, VA., April 15-16, 1995. 36. Beyond Small Group Learning in the Second and Foreign Language Classroom: Conditions for Productive Interaction. Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Denver, CO, March 30 - April 2, 1995. 37. Reforming Second and Foreign Language Teacher Education: Focus on New Knowledge and New Conceptualization of Teaching. Presented at the 1994 MESA Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ, Nov. 19-22, 1994. 38. Collaborative Language Learning: Variables in Productive Small-Group Interaction. Paper presented at the 1994 Ohio TESOL Annual Fall Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 11-12, 1994. 39. Teaching for Understanding: Components of Successful L2 Comprehension Programs. Presented at the 1994 TESOL Midwest Conference, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 3-5, 1994. 40. Integrating Grammar into the Communicative Language Classroom. Paper presented at The National Language Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, July 29, 1994. 41. Content Knowledge and Procedural Knowledge in Teacher Preparation. Paper presented at the Conference on “Teacher Training in the American Universities.” Sponsored by the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies in America. Fairfax, VA., March 26-27, 1994. 42. The Effect of Computer-Mediated Reading Supports on Measures of Comprehension and Reading Behavior of AFL Readers. Paper presented at the 1993 ACTFL Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX., Nov. 20-22, 1993. 43. Investigating the Role of Students’ Perceptions of the Study Strategy and Personal Attributes in Strategy Use. Paper presented at the 17th. Annual Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Youngstown State University, Ohio, October 29-30, 1993. 44. Meaning Construction in Foreign Language Reading: A Study of Readers of Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL). Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Atlanta, GA., April 16-19, 1993. 45. Second and Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Assessment. Paper presented at the Central States Conference on Teaching of Foreign Languages, Des Moines, IA, March 25-28, 1993. 46. Recent Developments in Language Testing: Fundamental Linguistic and Psychometric Considerations. Paper presented at the 1992 Midwest TESOL Conference. Indianapolis, IN, October 22-24, 1992. 47. Second Language Reading: Cognitive and Psychometric Perspectives. Paper presented at the 1992 Midwest TESOL Conference. Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 22-24, 1992. 48. Learner Errors: A new way to Look at Them. Paper presented at the Fall 1992 Ohio TESOL Conference. University of Findlay, OH, Oct. 2-3, 1992. Invited Presentations 1. Political Reform in the Arab World. Middlebury College, Arabic Summer School (Mills College, CA). July 22, 2009. 2. Developing International Components in language, literature and culture college courses. Title VI-A “Citizens of the World” Project. Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL, March 9, 2005). 3. Teaching Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom. Teaching Support Group, University of Florida, January 27, 2004. 4. Linguistic Features of the Arabic Language: The Classical-Colloquial Continuum, Department of Linguistics, University of Florida, Nov. 14, 2003. 5. Civilizations, Religions, and Languages of the Middle East. Guest speaker, College of Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, October 20, 1994. Professional Development • Third Heritage Learners Research Institute, University of Illinois, June 21-26, 2009 and Fifth Institute, UCLA, 2011. • ACTFL Workshop: OPIc Training workshop, Monterey, CA, Feb. 7-8, 2009. • ACTFL Workshop: ILR Master Q/A Tester project, White Plains, NY, Dec. 1-2, 2007 • Pilot project between ACTFL and DLI/ September 07 (aligning the ACTFL and DLI OPI ratings for Arabic). • Linguistics Institute, Linguistic Society of America (LSA) held at Stanford University, July 1-27. • National Capital Language Resource Center’s institute on Teaching Arabic to College and Upper High School Students, May 21-25, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. • AAA 2007 Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA (attended selected sessions). • ASCD 2007 Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, March 2007 (one day for ticketed session on teacher training). • Designed and developed two placement tests (levels 1 and 2). • Course development of a course on Islamic cultures (AME 213). • ACTFL/ILR OPI Re-norming workshop, June 2006,Burlingame, CA • Certified ACTFL/ILR OPI tester, 2005. • “Familiarization with the National Standards for Foreign Language Instruction” ACTFL Workshop, June K. Phillips, Feb. 4, 2006. Language Center, Stanford University.?? • “Crossing Major Borders: Speaking Proficiency Development from Novice to Advanced,” ACTFL workshop, Chantal Thompson, Friday September 16, Language Center, Stanford University. • “Teaching and retaining the first year student,” UCET, University of Florida, February 18, 2005. • Foreign language workshop: “Training in Vista (WebCT)”, Center for Educational Technology, University of Florida, February 16, 2005. • “How to wake up millennial brain,” University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET), University of Florida, January 31, 2005. • “ACTFL/ILR Oral Proficiency Interview Tester Training Workshop”, White Plains, NY, January 20-22, 2004. • “ACTFL/ILR Oral Proficiency Interview Tester Training Workshop”, White Plains, NY, October 13-17, 2004. • “Reflections on educational leadership: Who, when and how,” UCET, University of Florida, September 3, 2004. • “SERMEISS/Emory University Arabic Workshop”, University of North Carolina/Wilmington, March 24, 2004. • “Critical thinking tests and the improvement of instruction,” UCET, University of Florida, October 7, 2003. • Technology in Education. “Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria.” Sept. 1999. Project Coordination and Other Administrative Experience 1. Member, National Testing Initiative (Consensus Meeting), sponsored by ACTFL and Arabic Flagship Programs. University of Maryland, MD, April 3-4, 2009. 2. Team Leader, External evaluation of CTEP (Southern Caucuses), USAID/SDC, Feb. 2006 3. Team Leader, Project on "Reviewing Palestinian Textbooks and Tolerance Education Programs, Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information/USA Public Affairs Office/American Consulate, Jerusalem, 2003, 2004, 2005. 4. Coordinator/Facilitator and Educational Consultant, WaterCare Project, United States Geological Survey (USGS), 1999-2002. 5. Palestinian Coordinator: Project “Living in the Holy Land: Respecting Differences.” Implemented by NOOR Center for Information and Research (Ramallah) and Center for Educational Technology (Tel Aviv). 6. Chair, Department of Education and Psychology and Coordinator, MA program in Education at Birzeit University, 1998-2000. 7. Chair and member of several boards of trustees (NGOs), 1996-2002. 8. Chair, National Committee for the Development of English Language Test, Ministry of Education, Palestinian-Finnish Education Program, 1999-2001. 9. Coordinator and Principal Investigator, Joint Israeli-Palestinian Project funded by the Truman Institute, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 10. External evaluator of several uni-national and bi-national programs in peace education and education for democracy and human rights, 1998-2002. 11. Member of several local, regional and international steering committees (e.g., VIII Conference on Social Justice and Social Exclusion (ISJR), Israel, 2000; Conference on “To Live Together: Shaping New Attitude to Peace Through Education,” Geneva Foundation, Annecy/France and Geneva/Switzerland, 1997; Teacher Education Programs in the Age of Information Technology, October 1998, Doha, Qatar. 12. Member, National Committee for Assessing Academic Performance of Colleges of Education in the Gaza Strip, Ministry of Higher Education, PA, 2000. 13. Member, National Committee on “Teacher Education Programs for the 21st Century.” Ministry of Education, PA, 2000-2001. 14. Member, National Committee “Success for All Students.” Ministry of Higher Education and National Organization for Education, Culture, and Sciences, 2000. 15. Educational Consultant/Team of Experts, Ministry of Labor, PA. Project “Human Resource Development for Vocational and Technical Education and Training, 1999-2001, Funded and Administered by GTZ/Germany. 16. Member, Organizing Committee for the First Conference on “Educational Reform in Palestine.” 1998. Certification ACTFL-ILR Tester of Arabic (since 2005) Mentored 20 ILR Testers (2007-2008), on-site and long-distance Professional Societies American Association for Teachers of Arabic (AATA) Association of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) American Educational Research Association (AERA) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Scholarships, Fellowship and Awards • 1970-1975, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Scholarship. The American University of Beirut (AUB) • 1987-1989, Fulbright Scholarship, Ohio University Grants applied for/received • Advancing Language Learning and Cultural Competencies in Arabic. Title VI/US DOE. 2009. • Teacher training workshop for Heritage Language teachers. STARTALK, 2008. • Abbasi Program/Language Center, Stanford University. Developing instructional materials in Arabic (Islamic Cultures), 2006. • International Center, University of Florida, Internationalizing the Curriculum, 2004. • US Department of Education Grant for developing instructional materials (three-year proposal for developing instructional materials in Colloquial Arabic), 2003. • US Institute of Peace grant: develop instructional materials for peace education and conflict resolution programs, 2002. • European Union Grant for interfaith dialogue project, 2002. • Harry Truman Institute for Peace, The Hebrew University, Investigating High School Students’ National, Religious and Social Identities, 1999. • Graduate Student Alumni Research Award, The Ohio State University, 1992. Writing and Editing Experience 1. Thesis Advisor, co-advisor, and theses committee member: 15 MA theses in education and linguistics (1996-2002). 2. Member, National English Language Team, Curriculum Center, Ministry of Education, Palestinian Authority (PA), 1998-2001. 3. Member, Authorship Advisory Committee (English as a foreign language). Ministry of Education, PA, and McMillan Publishing Company, 1999-2002. 4. Educational Consultant (curriculum designer, materials writer, and teacher trainer). Peace and Democracy Education Program. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), 1997-2001. 5. Editor, Report on indicators of civil society in the West Bank, 2001-2, Alpha/Tamkeen (NGOs). 6. Reviewer, pilot materials “International Humanitarian Law.” International Committee of the Red Cross, 2000. 7. Writer and curriculum designer for Education for Peace: Teaching Materials for Arabic, English, and Social Studies. Peace Education Program. Published by IPCRI, Jerusalem, 1998. 8. Reviewer: Referred Journals (Bethlehem, Hebron, and Birzeit Universities). 9. Columnist, The Jerusalem Times, The Only English Language Palestinian Weekly (3 years). Weekly column on topics in teaching, learning, and research. Translation Experience • Translation from English to Arabic and Arabic to English of several books, articles, general materials, and publications in civics, educational psychology, peace education, education for democracy and human rights, environmental awareness, interfaith dialogue. Community-Oriented Activities (1995-2001) • Chair, board member, and educational Consultant: Educational Network (NGO), Al-Mustaqbal Schools, Noor Center for Information and Research, YWCA, Ma’an Human Resource Development Center, Boy and Girl Scout Association, PTA. • Chair and Member of several organizing and steering committees for local, regional, and international conferences. Language Proficiency Arabic (native language) English (fluent) Hebrew (speaking, reading, writing/functional) French (reading and comprehension/functional, intermediate level speaking) German (speaking/minimally functional).
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